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Go West, Young Man (or Woman): Assaying the New Thomson Reuters’ Firm Central

By | Apr.05.16 | No Comments

Case management systems are like so many baby rabbits right about now; but, like individual baby rabbits (and snowflakes), each is a little bit different. All the major case management systems offer the same basic …Continue reading »


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ABA TECHSHOW Down-Low: Upgrades Unleashed at 2016 Conference

By | Mar.24.16 | No Comments

If you’re a nerdy lawyer, ABA TECHSHOW is where you go to geek out. (Wait, did I say that out loud? And isn’t that redundant, “nerdy lawyer”? Wait, did I say that out loud?) For …Continue reading »


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Practice Management Tech Update

By | Oct.20.15 | No Comments

What’s new in the practice management technology zone? Here are a few quick links to new products and updates — some debuting this week — plus a few applications to help you prepare for trial. Clio announced …Continue reading »


Product Beat Friday

Spring 2015 Legal Technology Scouting Report

By | Apr.10.15 | No Comments

With ABA TECHSHOW 2015 taking place April 16-18 in Chicago, we’re scoping out some of the most intriguing product updates and launches so far this year — including highlights from the announcements crossing our screens as the legal technology companies …Continue reading »


The New LexisNexis Firm Manager Emerges 

By | Dec.04.14 | 7 Comments

In February 2014, LexisNexis relaunched the original 2011 Firm Manager, its online law practice management program for solo and small firm lawyers. Why the original product didn’t gain much traction isn’t relevant, because the new Firm Manager shines. Still, its development history provides some …Continue reading »


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Rocket Matter for iPad: Finally, Truly Mobile Practice Management

By | Oct.02.14 | 4 Comments

I’ve been waiting a long time to write this post — almost four years! Ever since Apple introduced the iPad in 2010, I believed it would make the perfect platform for a practice management tool. Attendees at …Continue reading »


Practice Management Technology

Clio Debuts Extreme Makeover, Fastcase Partnership — and Android App

By | Sep.22.14 | No Comments

At the Clio Cloud Conference, starting today in Chicago, Clio announced the latest iteration of its cloud-based law practice management platform — Clio Next. And there’s more: Clio announced an exclusive integration between Clio and Fastcase, the popular legal research app, along …Continue reading »


Product Beat Fall 2014: Law Practice Management Alley

By | Sep.17.14 | No Comments

For legal technology, it’s been a year focused on start-ups, disrupt-style events, legal hackathons and competitions aimed at improving delivery of legal services. Meantime, developers of law practice management software want to help improve the business side of your practice, too — steadily adding features …Continue reading »


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Cloud and Clear: Abacus Pivots

By | Sep.10.14 | 1 Comment

It is the nature of an abacus to shift — beads making time, marking off distance and space. An experienced abacist knows the score. Still, you’ve gotta have the stones to make the big moves. In 2014, …Continue reading »


Technology Review

Windows Programs on a Mac? The CrossOver Option

By | Sep.05.13 | No Comments

I had expected to give CrossOver a resounding “buy” recommendation for anyone with a need to run Windows programs natively on a Mac computer. Unfortunately, even though CrossOver is the perfect answer to our office’s …Continue reading »